Everyday Heroes of Florence-Firestone

This week L.A. Letters spotlights the history of Florence-Firestone and a cadre of its local residents and stakeholders who are working tirelessly to improve the community that they love so much.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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L.A. Letters Year in Review, 2014

L.A. Letters Year in Review, 2014

This week L.A. Letters reviews many of the key developments of 2014 and also looks ahead at emerging trends for 2015.
L.A. Letters Books of 2014: Part 2

L.A. Letters Books of 2014: Part 2

Following last week's list, this week L.A. Letters spotlights 10 more books, plus a poetic recording by one of L.A.'s most enduring poets.
L.A. Letters Books of 2014: Part 1

L.A. Letters Books of 2014: Part 1

This week L.A. Letters spotlights 10 standout books that epitomize the zeitgeist on the West Coast in 2014. Most of them deal directly with Los Angeles in one way or another, but t ...
Alternative Marketplaces and Author Events for this Holiday Season

Alternative Marketplaces and Author Events for this Holiday Season

This week L.A. Letters offers a slew of alternative marketplaces and events diverging from the more crowded and traditional options. To add even more to the mix, CicLAVIA will be m ...
Gratitude in the City of Angels

Gratitude in the City of Angels

Across Los Angeles and Southern California there are many groups working together to keep the faith and make things better. This week L.A. Letters celebrates these people and expre ...
On Location: Inglewood

On Location: Inglewood

This week L.A. Letters examines the legacy of Inglewood, celebrating the past, present and future of the self-proclaimed City of Champions.
Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

Four Iconic Books in the Landscape of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters reviews four iconic and timely books that each offer special insight into the past, present and future of Los Angeles.
'Who We Be': Jeff Chang Examines Multicultural America

'Who We Be': Jeff Chang Examines Multicultural America

This week L.A. Letters reviews Chang's extensive narrative as it moves from the civil rights era to flashpoints like the birth of multiculturalism, the conservative backlash agains ...
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